Mission in Citrus Inc

Rating: 4.8 stars   293 reviews

Address:

2488 North Pennsylvania Ave Crystal River FL 34428 USA

Mission:

Our Mission is to help all in need to the best of our ability. We follow the parable of the Good Samaritan, as there are no requirements for our services. We constantly reinvent the wheel, and adapt quickly to make it work in any situation. The faces of homelessness can change as well as each individual's circumstances. Our founder became homeless himself, and found that traditional shelters were not working, and did not address the needs of the homeless, especially Veterans. This in and of itself was discouraging, as our Veterans fought for the rights of all, not just themselves. The Founder feels that no one should lose those rights by becoming homeless. Many fought and also died for freedom in America. The Mission in Citrus operates on love and a family atmosphere. Veterans, and many others who are homeless are helped regardless of their beliefs or unique situations. Many of the homeless Veterans have given up trusting our society, and have little access to shelter and services in rural settings. Based out of Citrus County, Florida, our program is designed for those who are less than perfect and know it, but want and need health, outreach, spiritual, and social services. We seek to empower homeless Veterans of all ages to meet their own needs. Recognizing the uniqueness,dignity, and value of each person, we accept individuals as they are, in an affirming and compassionate manner, and call upon the larger community to the same mission. The Mission provides basic and self-care supplies, free health care, housing and supportive services for the homeless Veterans that are the hardest to reach, including those who refuse to go into a shelter and live out in the rural wooded areas of our county. The Mission also provides referrals to other community agencies, such as child care providers and legal aid. The Mission in Citrus Inc operates three shelters located in Crystal River, and Inverness, Florida. The Mission In Citrus strives to help all in need - regardless of their faith or lack of. While we encourage, teach, and preach the Gospel, we force it upon no one. It is not a requirement for any of our services. As Founder and Executive Director , I have worked for seven years to improve the help we give to others.That is between God and I. But there are several projects that need to be completed before God takes me home.Most of them concern Veterans, as they are becoming the new face of homelessness each day. In the past two weeks, we have taken in six new Veterans. Not good. I am asking for help in getting them help with disabilities, contacting Congressman,and funding to offer more services. Anyone can visit the shelter at 306 south Park Ave in Inverness at anytime and meet our homeless Veterans. One is a three combat tour Veteran who only gets 30% disability after being shot in the head. It appals me.. Please help. Every little bit counts.God bless

Results:

Went from 60 tents to four shelters Opened a Veterans Shelter on less than $ 5000 Operation Mercy Call which uses Jeeps and bikes to access the woods to hand out much needed food and medical supplies, Were awarded over $ 260,000 in grants Were given over $ 750,000 in in kind donations Helped over 3600 homeless individuals and families from food to shelter

Target demographics:

Homeless Veterans,Homeless men, women, and children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

3600

Geographic areas served:

Citrus, Marion, Lake,Levy, Hernando Counties in Florida

Programs:

Drug and Alcohol treatment Help Hire the homeless program Operation Mercy Call Homeless Veteran's Shelter Disability Shelter

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Reviews for Mission in Citrus Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had no where safe and sober to go and i was welcomed in with many ways to help me better myself for my future to getting my kids back and continue becoming a good person for myself and a mother to my children. The women her are amazing and I'm am grateful to have found a place like this to come to in working towards a better life!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My name is Tiff and I am a 24yr old, disabled girl. I recently lost my home and the mission is working very generously to lift me back up and help me become as self sufficient as possible. Without them I dont know where I would be.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

my name is John Romanowski before i got to the mission i had the life so i thought until one day it all folded up like a deck of cards so i began to struggle and one day a person named Brent told me bout the mission so i was hesitatant bout it so i gave it a try it is a good place vets are my family stayed 3 years met a good person and another person Jim Sleighter that taught and showed me a better life got my own apartment and now soon to have a real good life and let me tell you if you let the mission help you they will it is a real good place i'm living proof

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

since coming to the mission i have been able to get back on my feet and get clean and stay safe

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The mission has pulled me out of a scary time in my life and has restored my faith in the good nature of people. Its difficult in hard times to think anyone will help with the pure intention of helping someone else. But these fine folks running the mission have blessed me greatly. They are helping me to regain self confidence and are also helping me to manage my time and efforts productively in an attempt to reunify with my children. God bless the mission and all its staff and volunteers!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i came to stay at the mission when no one else would take me in and they have been very helpful and helping me get back on my feet

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

the staff here was awesome and they helped me get back on my feet and put a roof over my kids head i am so grateful for the mission

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

been great being here instead of my truck,. staff has been great

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

the staff is very helpful and have a very good heart

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i had a very good experience here everyone is very helpful

 
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